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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on management issues including change management, managing people, crisis management, managing a virtual workforce, project management and more. Browse our extensive collection of management book summaries to solve your most difficult issues.

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    Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

    by Daniel Patrick Forrester

    “Stop, think, and don’t do something stupid!” This is the warning Dr. Robert Bea drills into his civil and environmental engineering students at the University of California in Berkeley. There is an intangible and invisible marketplace within our lives today where the products traded are fourfold: attention, distraction, data and meaning. The stories and examples within Consider by Daniel Patrick Forrester demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when...

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    How Tinkering, Goofing Off, and Breaking the Rules at Work Drive Success in Business

    by Ryan Tate

    Gawker tech-blogger and journalist Ryan Tate reveals insight on how businesses can inspire greater creativity and productivity by allowing their employees to pursue their own passions at work. In The 20% Doctrine, Tate examines how companies large and small can incubate valuable innovative advances by making small, specific changes to how work time is approached within their corporate cultures. The concept of “20% Time” originated at Google, but Tate takes examples...

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    A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others

    by James Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    Encouraging the Heart is about the principles and practices that support the basic human need to be appreciated for who we are and what we do. It is not about glad-handing, back-slapping, gold stars and pay-offs. It's about the importance of linking rewards and appreciation to standards of excellence. Encouraging the Heart has its origins in Jim Kouzes's and Barry Posner's research on the practices of individuals functioning at their personal best as leaders. They have consiste

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    The 10 Essential Laws of Supply Chain Risk Management

    by Gary S. Lynch

    In Single Point of Failure, internationally recognized industry veteran Gary Lynch reveals the 10 vital laws you can use to successfully identify, measure, mitigate and finance risk. Lynch offers guidance for establishing your organization's supply risk management program, avoiding bad decisions and gathering better information and data to make good decisions. You need to learn the root causes of problems and decide whether you have the proper systems in place to mitigate risk. Addressi

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    How to Win in Any Environment

    by Stephen R. Covey, Bob Whitman

    If there is one thing that is certain in business, it’s uncertainty. Still, there are great organizations that perform consistently and with excellence, regardless of the conditions. This practical book is about getting predictable results in good times and bad by applying four key principles: excellent execution; high trust levels with all stakeholders; achieving more with less; and transforming fear into engagement.

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    by Henry Mintzberg

    A half century ago Peter Drucker put management on the map. Leadership has since put it off. In his latest book, Henry Mintzberg aims to restore management to its proper place: front and center. “We should be seeing managers as leaders,” he writes, “and leadership as management practiced well.” This book is classic Mintzberg: iconoclastic, irreverent, carefully researched, myth-breaking. Managing may be the most revealing book yet written about what managers do, how they do it, and how they...

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    Creating Value for Your Business by Building Strong Alliances

    by Stephen M. Dent

    Author Dent shows how to create value for your business by regaining the lost skill of partnering. The key is to develop your ‘partnering intelligence.'

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    How Next Generation Companies Are Achieving Peak Performance and Profitability

    by Tom Sommerlatte, Ronald S. Jonash

    Investors reward and pay a premium for innovation. The authors present a framework for capturing this ‘innovation premium’ based on five areas: strategy, process, innovation resources, organizational structures, and innovative learning cultures.

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    Productivity Breakthroughts in Manufacturing Today

    by Roy Harmon, Leroy Peterson

    You need new techniques, not new machinery, to win the race for greater productivity. And here they are in helpful detail.

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